Miami's Most Annoying Dating Habits, According to Three Local Singles

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Each week, Miami dating expert Nikki Novo gives us advice on finding love in this hopeless place. Today: how not to behave on a date, direct from the mouths of three single Miamians.

Instagramming at the table. Splitting the bill. Talking about exes. Some first-date behaviors are hard to forgive -- and forget, unfortunately.

For this piece, we thought a roundtable discussion with a few of the city's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes was in order. And after listening to their dating war stories, our fears have been confirmed: It's a wild, wild place out there.

Read on, and you'll soon discover you're not alone. Don't forget to share your own experience with annoying dating habits in the comments below.

See also:

- How Facebook Is Killing Your Chances of Finding Love
- Three Great Places to Meet Singles (When the Bar Scene Gets Old)
- Dating in Miami: Six Things You're Doing All Wrong, According to Local Expert Nikki Novo

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"As far as dating pet peeves, I have to go with the chronic texter," says Julia Ford-Carther, the woman behind local relationship blog the Thinking Man's Pin-Up. "You know, the one who just completely forgot that phones were actually made for talking. If a dude doesn't get down with the dial, I have to wonder about his maturity level."

It's not that Ford-Carther isn't tech-savvy. "I get that we're in this new-media, high-tech, insta-connected world and all," she explains, "but we still need interpersonal interaction. What's he really hiding behind that smartphone of his? A fear of communicating without editing? Adult-onset ADD? A womanly, high-pitched voice, perhaps? Bottom line: A real man calls."


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18 comments
vidabohemme
vidabohemme

This is such a preposterous article/commentary piece. First things first: Our first “expert” picture. She looks like the typical “duck-face” facebook whorish friend. Really…let me listen to your advice, hmmmm, Second-Who made that woman-the third-and "expert" on Miami dating? I guarantee you this chick is a high maintenance problematic a-hole ho with insecurity issues. She probably has a thousand hang ups and 30 cats at home. Third-The only guy interviewed looks like a tool. When you really have to think about the “flakiness” of people is because you are a flake and a lacking confidence idiot. He probably fears women, runs from them and in the process acts like “he’s the man” when in reality he’s a closeted narcissistic a-hole. I guarantee you he smells his belly button after having sex with his weights and bones with his socks on while watching wrestling.

luismf
luismf

It happens here in Asheville, NC too buddy.

alexdillon1337
alexdillon1337

local fashion blogger Annie Vazquez....... I stopped reading after that. You blog about fashion, you're completely irrelevant and disqualified. Now go blog about some new shoes or handbag, bye!

Machingo
Machingo

On that treat Ms. Vasquez...I'd rather stick my ding-a-ling in a light socket than suffer through a date with the likes of her.

Machingo
Machingo

On that treat Ms. Vasquez...I'd rather stick my ding-a-ling in a light socket than suffer through a date with the likes of her.

modelchicly
modelchicly

The talking about the exes is a TOTAL deal breaker for me! I had the same thing happen, this guy would not stop talking about his ex-wife leaving him. I felt sorry for him but wondered how serious he was about me. Who likes a pity story??

Amanda Lynn
Amanda Lynn

It's refreshing to see someone in SFL knowing what they want & having self-respect. Good article

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

ive experienced the texter and the last minute bailout, people dont know how to go on a date in miami, that annie vasquez is right about licking your fingers at the table but i dont agree with her tone when she said "bring your wallet" seemed kind of bossy, bossy girls are a turnoff annie vasquez

Najsoj Osnola
Najsoj Osnola

the 2rd woman in the article is too high maintenance (bad table manners, really!!??) but the 2nd bad habit listed was dead on.

thraxx
thraxx

"What's he really hiding behind that smartphone of his? Adult onset ADD?" Umm yes, many people actually have this, including myself. Wtf 

vicequeenmaria
vicequeenmaria

Hey Nikki how about interviewing some single bloggers over 40? We're people too and might provide quite a different view ... :-)

vicequeenmaria
vicequeenmaria

Why don't they just attach a GoPro cam to one of their boobs? It'd accomplish the same thing.

miamitrev2
miamitrev2 topcommenter

BTW, What would a girl with two last names know about a "real man" considering her father most likely isnt one?

SteveCee305
SteveCee305

This third girl sounds like a real treat to hang out with.

miamitrev2
miamitrev2 topcommenter

@vicequeenmaria  

Maria if you are single and like younger guys how about a link to your FB ?

miamitrev2
miamitrev2 topcommenter

@SteveCee305 

Yep.  Her thinking a "self proclaimed foodie" was a good thing made me cringe

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